Sydney Opera House in Australia


Dates: Tentative: Summer 2015

Australia Map


For approximately the first two weeks of the program, U.S. teachers will be placed on an individual basis with host teachers in classrooms in Australia while at the same time staying as guests in their hosts' homes. Our goal is to match our teachers with hosts based on grade level or content area; however, placements are subject to availability and perfect matches cannot be guaranteed. It is the school and home experience that make this program unique - professional and personal experiences with people in their culture.At the end of the second week the U.S. teachers will come together for an educational seminar at a location in Manly Beach (accross the harbor from Sydney). This four-day seminar will include guest presentations on educational practices and culture, a general sharing of readings, fieldwork observations, travel experiences, and a cultural activity.During the third week of the program, teachers will explore the history and culture of New Zealand on an independent basis or in small groups. The expenses during this week are not covered in the cost of the program.Note that you can extend your travel beyond the end date at your own cost.

Placement is available in the following area:

Bathurst Area/New South Wales

BATHURST, a city of 37,000, is located in the center of New South Wales (NSW) approximately five hours northwest of Sydney just beyond the Blue Mountains. It's a historic town with its buildings and streetscape reflecting its rich heritage dating back to the 1880's due to the fact that Bathurst's economy was transformed by the discovery of gold in 1851. It later became the centre of an important coal-mining and manufacturing region. Bathurst is also the seat of the Bathurst Regional Council Local Government Area and is the oldest inland settlement in Australia. The schools consist of a rich mixture of European, Asian and Aboriginal cultures. It is also home to one of the campuses of Charles Sturt University.


Cost: To Be Determined;

Fee includes six graduate credits, three seminars, placement fees to in-country liaisons, ground transportation to placement sites, room and board in host homes, educational seminars and room and board at a facility in the Sydney area during the Australia seminar, a cultural activity, and UW System emergency insurance coverage (CISI). Expenses during the week of individual or small group travel are not included.*

Please note that we have not included roundtrip airfare in the cost of the trip. This will allow for greater flexibility for individual travelers and could result in lower airfare costs.

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